The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang plans to put all 4,500 ethnic minority students, mostly Khmer, in school this year. In addition to the Government's subsidies for these students, the provincial Department of Education and Training also offers incentives for disadvantaged ones among them.
The province has also upgraded schools and teaching equipment.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Hospitals urged to boost vaccinations
The head of the Ministry of Health's Preventive Health Department, Tran Dac Phu, said the ministry has instructed hospitals nationwide to vaccinate more infants against hepatitis B within the first 24 hours after their birth.
These facilities should take the initiative to ensure conditions are safe for vaccination, he added.
The number of infants in the country getting the vaccine within the first 24 hours is low — around 60 per cent since the beginning of this year. In some areas it is only 25-30 per cent.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
City govt urges district to speed up relocation
The HCM City People's Committee has instructed Nha Be District authorities to speed up the relocation of people living in eroded areas to safer places, especially those living in areas near the Kinh Lo River in Hiep Phuoc Commune, which face a high risk of erosion.
The committee also approved Thu Duc District's plans to build 656m of embankment to prevent erosion along the Sai Gon River at Hiep Binh Phuoc Ward.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)